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technology division. but there is in general, no large scale face recognition search capability available to the fbi or the british government agency to help. >> why is that? why is that? >> a couple of things. performance has not been adequate for the task. it is true that the u.s. government does on a regular basis test the systems. the national institute of standards and technology regularly publishes test results on facial recognition technology. those test results are on their website. you can see how well the algorithms do in a variety of situations. a second reason is particularly right now there is no money for research or implementation. >> in this case, the quality of the images may have been an issue. the humans recognized the suspects but maybe there is not enough definition for the algorithms to pick it up? >> you're exactly right. speaker and fingerprint recognition and the like. the standard says you have to have 90 pixels of resolution between the two eyes. the pictures that i have been shown have had in the order of 12 pixels or 20 pixels between the eyes
someone invests in us because we have the technology leadership, it manifests itself in products that lead the competition and allows us to win in markets. >> perhaps it's time to ramp that spending up, jim, to figure out other avenues in which they'll be able to deploy their chips. >> they cut it to 12 billion because they were able to reuse some of the factories. the interesting thing is goldman is saying you're spending three times what you're spending in 2009 and getting the same bang for the buck. intel which is a fabulous manufacturer, is spending too much money and not getting any reward for it. they're paying good dividend while you're waiting. >> what are you waiting for? for ultra tablets? >> i think that comes out, gdot. it's not like they haven't figured out transitions in the past and what was the ability to do just that. >> ultimately, they've been able to reinvent and reinvent by making things smaller and smaller, another really nice guy, but this was supposed to be a good-bye swan song and instead it turned a rap on the call, i felt. i felt like people were saying gross mar
of massachusetts institute of technology in cambridge, massachusetts, just a short drive away. again, we can tell you at least right now, nbc is reporting that the two suspects believed to be in this incident are the same two suspects that were fingered for the marathon bombings in boston on monday. we will follow pictures, we will, of course, follow news for you out of this and we will interrupt our guests and programming as needed to bring you those updates throughout the program this morning. in the meantime, let's get a check on how markets are trading. first, let's head out to singapore where li sixuan is keeping an eye on things. what can you tell us? >> indeed, thank you, kelly. a lot of green arrows in asia today as the greater china markets are indeed the stellar outperformer with the shanghai composite, the hang seng gaining some 2%. also, lots of speculation around a potential imminent widening of the u.n.'s trading ban. we saw technical rebound in financials and commodity plays, especially from the big aussie miners that were hit hard yesterday. metals soared almost 10% today. bhp bil
. what i'm calling meat and potatoes rally. look at this, materials, consumer stams, technology financials and discretionary are among the gainers today. i want to highlight technology very quickly, because we're expecting earnings from intel and yahoo! after the close tonight. intel is trading higher at this hour, while yahoo! is down half a percent right now. >> fedex, of course, on the eve of its 40th anniversary, in less than an hour, employees will be ringing the closing bell. the stock viewed as a barometer of economic conditions has been on a slide after the company cut its outlook for the year. up to that point, the stock had been riding this market rally. we want to drill down into the outlook, how the company is dealing with the global economy. joining us is fred smith. fred, it's always nice to have you on the program. we appreciate your time. >> thank you, maria. >> what can you tell us about the rest of the year at fedex and the industry? i think when you first came out with the news, the last time we spoke, about the global economy, it shook the market. it certainl
, mass. and finally, using very sophisticated technology, the authorities found dzhokar tsarnaev hiding in a boat. he is in sewerus, but stable condition. in the meantime, boston is trying to get back to normal. behind me, boyleston street. there is an attempt here now to heal a little bit and remember. it has been exactly a week since the bombing at the enof the boston marathon. at 2:50 p.m. today, the exact time that the bombs went off, there will be a moment of silence followed by church bells throughout boston. guys. >> scott, thank you very much. again, scott cohen who is in boston. joining us right now on set is colonel jeff jacobs. colonel, we know the who at this point, but don't quite understand the why. that's going to take quite a bit of time to dig through, i imagine. >> there's lots of speculation about their dis affectiaffectio. they came from that part of the company in the first place to escape what they perceived as persecution by the russians. the russians were focused by the fbi and nothing came of that. we constantly ask about terrorists who have slipped into the uni
companies that do fertilizers, the feeding and the agra technology, which is helpful to extract more from the existing land that has very little potential to grow. >> were there any other surprising ways you can play the theme without necessarily buying some of the foodmakers? >> for me, the most exciting opportunity here, and it's large and in size, the top ten producers sell roughly $40 billion. the top ten food retailers in the world sell $1 trillion. the only companies that know exactly day by day what you want to buy are the food resale companies. and we did this in bra zim and came out with two very strong ideas. cbd, which is a buy rated stock and car sales. so those two angles are very, very good way to play the diet change. and for right now, where do you think the consumer demand is strongest across emerging markets? >> look -- >> i know that's a tough question. >> it's a tough question because we are in india. we're in central europe, we're in brazil. it depends how you play. it depends in poland and in india, we choose the fertilizer companies because they are the best way to
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analysts are doing right now backed in their headquarters. they're using very cutting edge technological tools to mine any of the data that they are able to pull from the first suspect who was killed early this morning. so his travel records, phone records, anything that they could look at, social security number to figure out who might be in the ever-expanding circle of people who knew him. these cutting edge tools would also look on the internet. did these individuals and this is a new thing that happened post-9/11 is that when you are confronted with a potential terrorism threat and knew the individual the first thing you did was go to social media, check on facebook, check on, you know, twitter. >> speak of twitter, the boston police department just tweeted an hour ago, an alert to the media not to disclose the tactical information to compromise officer safety with the homes that are being searched. there are a lot of crews up in boston and a lot of people covering this and a lot of risks in there. >> with the fact that the individuals had ieds with them overnight and were throwing t
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, just doesn't have the technology. >> of the cars told in china last year, just 12,000 were evs. >> everybody is waiting for china to announce a new subsidy program for alternative energy cars. and they don't expect them to backtrack completely from their ambitions to promote the electric car. but conventional hybrids could be part of the new mix. in fact, that could be a game changer. the father of the toyota prius says that without a doubt, china will need more hybrids. toyota unveiled a china if a exclusive hybrid that was developed in china for the first time ever. but detroit electric says not so fast. an ex apple executive has revived the 100-year-old brand with this sp-01, the fastest electric car around. don't let the manual gear books fool you. it's a smartphone on wheels. >> it has a smartphone managed info-tainment application. it is basically the most expensive apps you can buy because it costs you 135,000 u.s. but it comes with a free car if you buy the app trt internet. >> comes for a price, especially for a super car that emits 40% less than it used to. >> hybrid,
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, as you say, is health care, is tapels, parts of the media, parts of the technology space, as well, clearly defensive growth. and then the other part of the bar bell, we want to take advantage of some of those attractive valuations in equities and in europe. we would rather go into financials selectively and look at those insurance companies, those banks, as well, which is perhaps have sold off more in the market than the recent pullback and look at all of those companies which have improving or strong capital positions. and you end up looking at some of the german insurers and the swiss bank. they look pretty strong for us. >> jonathan, thanks very much for that. . >>> today is also worldwide -- in china, "worldwide exchange" in china day. i'm in hong kong because i've just spent the weekend at the china entrepreneur's club annual meeting of green companies in china. i've just come back from there and the china entrepreneur's club is a group 50, 51 of the leading ceos of the private companies. around $300 billion in revenue is what those combined companies have. one of the sectors
. and you look at that. she's shutting that app down taking that technology and using it in some other form. can she really create value that way? >> she's looking to do small acquisitions of talent that will cost in the low tens of millions. those type of deals. by in large yahoo! has great assets and they have a brand name so a lot of it is really just taking what they have and taking engineers they have and improving the use case for yahoo! on mobile which in marissa's words incorporates checking news, weather, sports, those are things people do on their phones and they need to be there and get it right. it's a combination of small acquisitions. >> one final question and we'll let you go. you give her eight quarters. that's a long honeymoon in wall street land. does the rest of the world give her that much time? >> i think it's probably shorter than that in terms of the new products. i think six to eight quarters from the time she started in order to really have some good new products that are working and driving and then first users and engagement and then monetization because unless yo
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